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Mitch Albom On The John Scott Movie

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

When Albom was announced as the screenwriter for the Scott story, a few fans on Twitter feared the movie might be too saccharine. We asked if there is a risk of painting Scott — a guy with 542 penalty minutes, a giant who's carved a living, in part, by punching men in the head — as solely a sympathetic figure.

How gritty will the thing be?

“I’ve covered hockey for 30 years. Bob Probert's whole career, basically, I was here for. Joey Kocur. Brendan Shanahan. You name all the guys on the Red Wings who were fighters, who were all different personalities. I know the multidimensional life you need to lead as an enforcer," Albom says.

"I’ll get to know John better and make it a 360-degree portrait. You don’t whitewash fighting. That’s what happens, and it’s an interesting part of the story.”

Fighting is an interesting part of Rocky, too. But it's not the punches that make it a classic.

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